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. the u.s. government has pleaded for pyongyang to set free merrill newman pictured on the right and kenneth bay. new man was snatched from a plane just minutes before he was to leave in october. for bae, he was arrested a year ago in november. the sister spoke to cnn's new day earlier delling us her family is now worried about his health. >> he's been in the hospital since august 5th. he's had some medical conditions pre-existent prior to north korea. he had diabetes. he had enlarged heart. hypertension and my understanding is while he was in labor camp, some of his injuries from before he had some back injuries and a radiating leg pain that had recurred during his hard labor because he was working in the field eight hours a day for six days. and i think his body -- and i think he has has some malnutrition, as well. had he lost 50 pounds during his 80 days of hard labor. >> his sister believes her brother's religious beliefs got him in trouble. kenneth was found guilty of crimes against north korea and sentenced to 15 years hard labor. and this as merrill newman has release aid
, merrill newman was detained in north korea for reasons unknown. and now in a bizarre taped con infection, he apologized for his actions including killing troops andismians during the korean war. but there's still no word whether he will be set free. some like bill richardson thinks the se sheem is using him as a bargaining chip. >> they want something. i believe they want a high level delegati delegation. in the past they got jimmy carter and president clinton. i used to be the second string and i got a couple out. but in this case, there has to be some kind of an end game. the fact that they have two. the fact that one of them is a war veteran. >> cnn's pentagon correspondent live at the pentagon, barbara starr. my dad was a war veteran. that must have been very painful for him to do? >> swee decision diplomats have been able to visit him and bring in medication for his heart that we are told he needs. but still, of course, carol, his family wants him home. north koreanian state media released video of '85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten policy. >> in u.s. and western coun
korean videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retired finance executive from california, appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north korean. >> that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about dprk. >> reporter: newman had been an infantry officer in the korean war, a soldier, like the troops them moralized here. his friends and family said a lifelong dream had been to return to the land where he fought as a young man, this time, on a sightseeing tour. soldiers who fought alongside newman told the news agency reuters that half a century ago he helped coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war -- a conflict the north koreans still see as ongoing, since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home, when a government official took him off a plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic relations with north korea, but swedish e
-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's bring in cnn's barbara starr. she's at the pentagon watching this situation what do you know? >> reporter: good morning, chris. swedish diplomats have been able to visit newman, but his family, of course, wants him home. >> i can understand that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> reporter: north korean state media released this video over the weekend of detained american tourist 85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten apomg. pyongyang says newman admits he is guilty of big crimes when he not for the u.s. in the korean war working with anti-down intoist gorillas planning now 60 years later to try to meet up with them. it shows newman signing the four-page statement, dating it, seemth it with his thumbprint in red enk. what happens to him next isn't clear after being held since late october taken off a plane just as hess tour group was leaving. the white house is now weighing
videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retire finance executive from california appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north koreans. >> that in u.s. and western countries there is misleading information and propaganda about pprk. >> newman had been an infantry officer, a soldier like the troops memallized here. a life long dream was to return to the hand he fought as a young man. this time on a sightseeing tour. >> reporter: they told reuters that a half century ago he helped to coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war. a conflict the north koreans see as ongoing since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home when a government official took him off the plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic relations with north korea, but swedish embassy officials visited newman and said he's in good health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to
he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another american citizen, kenneth bay. hope they get home soon. >> absolutely. >>> after two months of system
administration and north korea to release a korean war vet detained more than a month. 85-year-old merrill newman was seen in a video apologizing for crimes against the state. newman taken off a plane in october as he was getting ready to leave pyongyang with a tour group. officials are deeply concerned about him. later today they will have an interview with kenneth bay, another person in north korea right now. they will have an interview with his sister. that is coming up later on "new day." >>> that is . >> i request see some people flying from the left side, people from the back. it's just crazy. >> moment of impact, new details on a new york commuter train that derailed. four killed, dozens injured. the big question, why? mechanical failure or conductor error? >>> terror on the rise the stunning admission from two intelligence leaders telling cnn the threat of terrorism has increased. where is the greatest threat coming from now? >>> drone delivery. amazon ceo reveals drones dropping off packages door-to-door. is this a new way of shopping? >> your "new day" gainst right now. >> this is "new
from the family of an american war veteran detained in north korea. 85-year-old merrill newman was visiting the country and was on an airplane ready to take off when he was taken into custody. that was more than a month ago. yesterday the state department issued a statement calling for his release. it came after the north korean government put up this video showing the war vet, according to them, apologizing for his hostile acts. the family says they know he's in good health and table to take his medication. our focus now is on getting him home quickly to join his loved ones who miss him deeply. we are asking that the authorities there take into account his health and his age as an act of humanitarian compassion and allow him depart. the state department also asking for the release of another american citizen at custody in north korea right now, kenneth bay. has been held for more than a year. >>> the temporary deal essentially puts the pause button on iran's nuclear weapons development. he's now responding and reacting to a deal among the six superpowers in iran last week. he
captive in north korea for over a month released. right now merrill newman is on a plane bound for san francisco and expected to arrive early this afternoon. he was deported after the communist state released a video of newman apologizing for crimes he committed during the korean war. arriving at the airport in beijing from pyongyang, newman was all smiles. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> i guess so. late last night newman's son jeff reacted to the news. >> this great moment for us as a family. and it will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> vice president joe biden in south korea as part of his asian tour said he offered newman a flight home on air force 2 but said that newman declined. another american kenneth bae, still sits in a north korea jail after over a year in captivity. >>> caught in the act, new video this morning appearing to show two men
, a national security council spokes woman urged north korea to let 85-year-old merrill newman return home to the united states. newman is a korean war veteran. he was detained in october as his tour group was leaving the communist country. over the weekend korean state media released this video of newman reading a handwritten, scripted apology for so-called crimes committed during the korean war. the u.s. is also pushing for the release of a second american, kenneth bae, who's been in prison since last year. bae's sister spoke to chris cuomo about the last time she heard from her brother. >> last time we've had any news of kenneth when my mother was visiting back in october so she was there from the 11th through the 14th and she got to visit him in the hospital and we haven't had any updates since and at that time, i think his condition had improved some because he had been hospitalized for several months but, you know, he has chronic conditions that require ongoing attention by his doctors at home which is why he needs to come home now. >> help us understand that a little bit. was he inj
up efforts to get merril newman free, along with kenneth bay. as appeals for their immediate release, you have the vice president joe biden, planning to visit the demilitarized zone between japan and china in his trip. >> forget the madness at the balls for black friday. no, no, no, how about ordering your gift, viola, where a drone picks it up and delivers it smack dab to your front door a cool 30 minutes later. it sounds absolutely crazy, right? amazon wants this to become a reality. but hang on. there could be many, many issues with this. those details next. this is cnn. people don't have to think about where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ combinations of your favorite seafood from lobster to crab, shrimp and mussels in a savory broth. try one today, and sea food differently. now, try seven lunch choices at $7.99. sandwich
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